banning lead for doves

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  1. wildernessninja

    wildernessninja Refuge Member

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    If you injoy lead that's cool I'm not going to bring you down for using it. Injoy it while we can.
     
  2. wing seeker

    wing seeker Senior Refuge Member

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    I truly believe that eventually it will be NON-toxic shot ONLY in the US
     
  3. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    If they ban lead for doves the only way to hit them will be if they're sitting on the power line.
     
  4. Juca

    Juca Refuge Member

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    Thank god we are still able to use lead...over here people would call you crazy for using steel. i cant imagine hunting ducks with steel when lead #5's and #6's are working miracles for decoy shootig
     
  5. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Over decoys isn't the problem. Out to 40 yards, most any steel load kills just fine. For a variety of reasons, I am a better shooter/hunter now, using steel, than I was when I was younger and shooting lead.

    Beyond 40 yards, you have a point. But, since most shooters can't reliably hit birds beyond 27 yards, that really doesn't matter.
     
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  6. Juca

    Juca Refuge Member

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    yea it makes sense,here steel is overpriced and you can get it from Baskieri&Pellagri or Rottweil and avg price PER SHELL is $2-2.5 (they are comming in a 10 pc box) so box will cost you $20-25 and keep in mind average monthly sallary here is around $550.
     
  7. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Well, that makes the decision easy.
     
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  8. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    I quite enjoyed taking my 1913 vintage Baker SxS out for doves this year and shooting lead loads through it. I guess I could use Bismuth but at $1.60 per pound for lead vs $25 -$28 per pound for Bismuth shot I'll be environmentally unfriendly as long as I can.:yes
     
  9. Ravenanme

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    As in this State , we are spending our time trying to save our Freedom to have a Gun , as lead is on its way out as of 2019 .
    The Wizards of this state (politicians) are screwing us royally , with a smile !
     
  10. wing seeker

    wing seeker Senior Refuge Member

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    I really do believe the lead banning is coming sooner rather later. I will also say
    that I would bet that it eventually involves long range ammo as well.
     

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